Dodd’s, MFRC team up for fundraiser

The team from the MFRC, Jackie Carlé, Lisa Church, Debra Groves, Kathy Cook, with Gordie Dodd.

The team from the MFRC, Jackie Carlé, Lisa Church, Debra Groves, Kathy Cook, with Gordie Dodd.

Peter Mallett, Staff Writer
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It was the sound of money as bottles bumped and cans clanged outside Dodd’s Furniture and Mattress off Finlayson Avenue on July 11.

The store held a touchless bottle drive on behalf of the Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre (MFRC), a gesture of support for military families.

Four MFRC volunteers were on hand to accept the donated cans and bottles and place them into large industrial-sized bins provided by Bottle Depot.

“This was our first fundraising experience with Dodd’s and we were so thrilled when they reached out to us,” says Jackie Carlé, MFRC Executive Director. “Donors from the community streamed through the parking lot for most of the day and it was heartwarming to see the community rally to support this cause and be so generous.”

By day’s end, seven large bins were filled to the brim, totalling over $1,000, plus $120 in cash donations for the MFRC.

Carlé noted that the Esquimalt MFRC is also registered with the Bottle Depot for charitable donations at any of their locations throughout the year.

The Esquimalt MFRC is a registered charity and accepts donations from the community in support of military families. Individual donations can be made by visiting their web page: https://esquimaltmfrc.com/get-involved/donate

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